When I was a kid, we watched the Vietnam War on the six o'clock news, and it was desensitizing. You felt you were watching a war film; meanwhile you were really watching these guys getting blown to bits. Parents need to protect their kids from watching that stuff.
Behind the big names of twentieth-century literature there stands a shadow cabinet of writers waiting to take over once the Wind of Change has blown. My own vote goes to Hugh Kingsmill as leader of this opposition.hugh kingsmill
The last red leaf is whirled away, The rooks are blown about the skies.Tennyson
On the 5th November we began our Parliament, to which the King should have come in person but refrained, through a practice but that morning discovered. The plot was to have blown up the King?at oneinstanttohaveruinedthewhole estateand kingdom of England.
There is sweet music here that softer falls Than petals from blown roses on the grass, Or night dews on still waters between walls Of shadowy granite, in a gleaming pass; Music that gentlier on the spirit lies, Than tired eyelids upon tired eyes.Tennyson
Oh, threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!One thing at least is certain — This Life flies;One thing is certain and the rest is Lies;The Flower that once has blown for ever dies.omar khayyám
Was ever feather so lightly blown to and fro as this multitude?william shakespeare
Yesterday we came across a cemetery that had been completely destroyed by shellfire. The graves had been blown up, and the coffins lay about in the most uncomfortable positions. The shells had unceremoniously exposed their distinguished occupants to the light of day, and bones, hair, and bits of clothing could be seen through cracks in the burst-open coffins.max beckmann
When the gust hath blown his fill, Ending on the rustling leaves With minute drops from off the eaves.john milton
On his bold visage middle age Had slightly pressed its signet sage, Yet had not quenched the open truth And fiery vehemence of youth; Forward and frolic glee was there, The will to do, the soul to dare, The sparkling glance, soon blown to fire, Of hasty love or headlong ire.walter scott
So be it the wind and sun That reared thy limbs and lit thy veins with life Have blown and shone upon thee not for nought If these have fed and fired thy spirit as mine With love, with faith that casts out fear, with joy, With trust in truth and pride in trust if thou Be theirs indeed as theirs am I, with me Shalt thou take part and with my sea-folk aye, Make thine eyes wide and give God wondering thanks That grace like ours is given thee thou shalt bear Part of our praise for ever.algernon charles swinburne
He took my father grossly, full of bread; With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May; And how his audit stands who knows save heaven?
Wall Street has come a long way from the insider-dominated world that was blown apart by the Great Depression.
And the woodbine spices are wafted abroad, And the musk of the rose is blown.
When fame 's loud trump hath blown its noblest blast, Though long the sound, the echo sleeps at last; And glory , like the phoenix midst her fires , Exhales her odours, blazes, and expires.
His word is the truth and His is the kingdom on the day when the trumpet is blown. The Knower of the unseen and the seen; and He is the Wise, the Aware.